Book mentions in this thread

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    The Calculating Stars

    by Mary Robinette Kowal

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    The Murderbot Diaries

    by Martha Wells

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    The Fifth Season

    by N. K. Jemisin

    "Intricate and extraordinary." - New York Times on The Fifth Season (A New York Times Notable Book of 2015) WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL 2016 This is the way the world ends...for the last time. A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy. For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out: The Inheritance Trilogy The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms The Broken Kingdoms The Kingdom of Gods The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition) Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction) The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella) Dreamblood Duology The Killing Moon The Shadowed Sun The Broken EarthThe Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk Gate
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    by James Gleick

    Explains the meaning and application of chaos--the study of patterns emerging from seemingly random phenomena--and introduces the scientists responsible for major discoveries in this field.
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    If You Lived Here You'd Be Home by Now

    by Christopher Ingraham

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    Cixin Liu Three Body Problem Collection

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    A Fire Upon The Deep (Zones of Thought)

    by Vernor Vinge

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    Chasm City (The Inhibitor Series, 2)

    by Alastair Reynolds

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    The Expanse Boxed Set

    by James S. A. Corey

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    Revelation Space (The Inhibitor Trilogy, 1)

    by Alastair Reynolds

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    Remembrance of Earth's Past (The Three-Body Problem)

    by Cixin Liu

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    by Isaac Asimov

    A band of psychologists, under the leadership of psychohistorian Hari Seldon, plant a colony to encourage art, science, and technology in the declining Galactic Empire and to preserve the accumulated knowledge of humankind. Reader's Guide available. Reissue.
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    Velocity Weapon (The Protectorate, 1)

    by Megan E. O'Keefe

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    Collapsing Empire

    by John Scalzi

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    Stormlight Archive MM Boxed Set I, Books 1-3

    by Brandon Sanderson

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    Pandora's Star (The Commonwealth Saga)

    by Peter F. Hamilton

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    by Frank Herbert

    Follows the adventures of Paul Atreides, the son of a betrayed duke given up for dead on a treacherous desert planet and adopted by its fierce, nomadic people, who help him unravel his most unexpected destiny.
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    Embers of War

    by Gareth L. Powell

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    I call him HIM

    by Scott W Kimak

    In a post-apocalyptic world, a warrior and his family are driven underground, fighting for their very survival. When they do emerge, the futuristic planet they discover is very different from the one they left behind. Ruled by an evil presence which dominates and controls what is left of mankind, Earth has been reduced to a violent place of darkness, grief and destruction. I call him HIM follows the journey of this unnamed warrior as he loses both his family and his mind. As he hits rock bottom, all he can think of is his insatiable yearning for revenge until he meets a young girl called Angelica who shows him the true power of faith. Her youth, innocence and strength of character reminds him of everything he has lost and the things which really matter. But as the armies of the world rise up for the ultimate battle of good versus evil, can Angelica help him regain his sanity and rediscover himself before it is too late? Author Scott W Kimak takes the classic theme of good and evil and gives it a modern twist in this inspiring tale of the importance of keeping hope in the bleakest of circumstances.
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    by Neal Stephenson

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    Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos)

    by Dan Simmons

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    Axiomatic by Greg Egan (2008-02-07)

    by Greg Egan

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    These Women

    by Ivy Pochoda

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    The Baseball Gods are Real

    by Jonathan A Fink

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    by Nnedi Okorafor

    Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs.Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti's stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach.If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the university itself - but first she has to make it there, alive.
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    Pandora's Star

    by Peter F. Hamilton